Nutriblogger

Light, simple blogs backed by solid research. We bring to you sound Nutrition opinion and advice, which you can implement in your daily life.

Eating Disorder: The Misleading Perception!

by Priyanka Joshi | December 06, 2017

Many have a fear of gaining weight. But many experience a significant disturbance in the perception of the shape or size of one’s body even when they are having a healthy weight or are underweight leading to dangerous consequences. Learn more about eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating and how to deal with them.

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Eating Disorder: The Misleading Perception!
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NeuScience

Science is ever-expanding, and each day brings new research and insights in the fascinating field of Nutrition and Human Health. Our academic researchers sift through the plethora of information, and in this section, we bring to you simplified Nutrition News that you can use.

Taste and Smell Dysfunction? Check your Lipid Levels!

Taste and Smell Dysfunction? Check your Lipid Levels!

A latest study in published in the Journal of Nutrition has associated taste and smell dysfunction with Dyslipidemia.

They found that:

Subjects with high serum Cholesterol levels had worse smell and taste dysfunction
Lipid related hormones such as GLP-1 and Leptin are known to be lowered in high cholesterol and incidentally these two regulate Taste and Smell too
Thus, low levels of GLP-1 and Leptin in high cholesterol have been associated with taste and smell dysfunction

However, the exact mechanism is still not known and more research is required in this arena

Important pointers-

Get your lipid profile done every 3 months till the levels normalise
Maintain a minimum physical activity of moderate intensity at least 45 mins daily
Eat smart and when I say that, cut out refined foods, completely. Reduce overall Carbohydrate intake
Keep yourself hydrated always and pay more attention to plain water over beverages (most of them have added sugar that will only do more harm)
Pay more attention to the signs your body gives to you and even if you don’t have elevated lipids get your Lipid profile as well as other biochemical parameters tested every 6 months!

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Many are familiar with the red beetroot, a very common vegetable in the supermarket. But not many are aware of the various health benefits this super root possesses.

The Beetroot juice is being researched recently for its health benefits; and guess what! We all will be amazed with its health boosting properties.

This superfood

• Reduces blood pressure • Increases blood flow
• Purifies blood stream
• Improves Hemoglobin
• Enhances oxygen delivery during exercise
• Improves exercise efficiency
• Improves athletic performance
• Reduces inflammation
• Boosts immunity

The bright pink Beets are dense with nutrients, including Potassium, Betaine, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin C and a good dose of Nitrates which bestow the health benefits

The good news is that beetroot delivers these effects even after a single serving intake.

How to consume: You can eat beets raw, but vegetables when juiced are more nutrient-rich because the nutritive compounds are highly concentrated.

We say: Have ONE glass of raw pressed beetroot juice an hour before workout to reap the maximum benefits to boost exercise performance.

PS: You should know that if you start drinking beet juice regularly, it may make your urine and stools look reddish. Fear not, it’s just the pigment!

ITS ALL IN YOUR GUT! – Healthy Bacteria and the Bulk

ITS ALL IN YOUR GUT! – Healthy Bacteria and the Bulk

As we all know Healthy bacteria are the good bacteria residing in our gut, commonly called probiotics that keep our gut healthy. It’s the Fibre that forms the bulk in the diet and helps in regular bowel moments.

Fibre not only helps in laxation but also in mineral absorption and possesses anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, helps in lipid metabolism and controls blood sugar!

So what exactly is the link between Fibre and Probiotics?

• Healthy Bacteria acts on Fibre to produce butyrate (Short Chain Fatty Acid) in our gut
• Butyrate helps in T-cell maturation that in turn prevents gut inflammation
• Butyrate metabolism by specific receptor signalling(PPAR-y) in the gut uses up a lot of oxygen and this limits the growth of harmful bacteria (E.coli and Salmonella) that basically need oxygen to sustain

This sequence goes on and on and leads to further multiplication of good bacteria and finally maintains the health of your gut. And so in this battle of the microbiomes, the Fibre ensures the triumph of the Good bacteria!

We Say:

• You must ensure that you meet the requirement of Fibre i.e. 25-40 gms/day
• Include a combination of both Soluble fibre(oats, legumes such as beans, peas, avocados, vegetables) and Insoluble fibre(Skins of fruits and vegetables, salads, bran etc.)

So remember Fibre everyday keeps many ailments at bay!

DON’T BLAME THE YOLK FOR THE HEALTH DISORDERS

DON’T BLAME THE YOLK FOR THE HEALTH DISORDERS

New meta-analysis published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that

Increase in egg consumption has non-significant effects on risk markers for Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes in healthy as well as subjects with Type 2 Diabetes
Factors like Faulty Dietary Patterns, Lack of Physical Activity and Genetics
are the prime factors leading to predisposition of Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes more than a single food item as eggs
Intake of 7 eggs per week is completely safe for people diagnosed with Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes

Whole Eggs are incredibly nutritious foods on the planet and offer varied benefits:

Complete Protein with a Biological Value of 100
Good Source of Vitamin A, B, E, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and Phosphorus
Abundant Carotenoids - lutein and zeaxanthin, which help eye health and protect against inflammation
Contain choline which helps build cell membranes and plays a role in signaling molecules in the brain
Increase the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

We say – Don’t fear the Yolk! Adding the 1st Class Protein via whole eggs along with regular moderate exercise and healthy diet could be the key to avoid and manage lifestyle related disorders.

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Nutrition Police

We talk Only Sense. Only Science. In this section, NCNR experts uncover scientific facts that bust the most common nutrition beliefs and myths.

MYTH: EATING LATE AT NIGHT MAKES YOU FAT

MYTH: EATING LATE AT NIGHT MAKES YOU FAT

November 01 , 2017

Does eating late at night make you fat? You ‘think’ you’re doing everything right but you don’t find your desired results and you conveniently put all the blame on the late night meal. It is not the time of day that makes the difference, it is what you are consuming.


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Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

January 15 , 2016

NCNR nutritionists believe that the “pure” and “100% natural” fruit juices aren't as healthy as they are touted to be and are the real culprits behind fat gain. Find out why..


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Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

January 24 , 2016

Saturated fats have always been accused of increasing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. The NCNR team decided to investigate and give you the real truth behind the accusation.


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Recipes

You never actually go on a diet – it is a lifestyle change. And the major struggle is how to achieve the correct nutrient profile for our fitness goals. In this section, we offer carefully hand-picked recipes to support the need of the hour – high-protein, low-carb meals. And yes, they taste good too.

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Diet Plans

There is a high Prevalence of lifestyle related diseases now more than ever – with one of the major causes being poor dietary habits. Read here about the true facts behind famous diets. Discover healthy diet plans with us that can seamlessly fit into your goal- oriented dietary regimen.

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

When you want to lose all that extra weight, you’ll surely think about dieting. And when it comes to dieting, we all know that what we eat matters – eating fewer calories than you expend will slim you down. One of the ideas that has been trending in the weight loss sphere is Intermittent Fasting.
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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is, without a doubt, one of the most talked about diets in the world. But, unlike most diet fads, the Paleo diet has endured because it makes nutritional sense.

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The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The vegetarian lobby has always tried to wrongfully convince us that the presence of animal source Protein in a diet geared towards improvement in performance & body composition is unnecessary.

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Making our Cultural Diets work.

Making our Cultural Diets work.

We Indians love our FOOD! And, although we are proud of our food culture, can we integrate it within a goal oriented dietary regimen? Yes you can.

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Nutripedia

A custom-made encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Science terminology, painstakingly made in-house. Read up on clean, crisp and informative definitions from A-Z here.

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